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Receiving JSON messages from ZMQ feed using an IRI fullnode

I am trying to use ZMQ feeds to monitor IRI nodes and addresses, but I am having trouble obtaining the "Message" in text and/or JSON. I am using this code: let zmq = require('zeromq') let sock = zmq....
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How do I fetch the latest transaction without using Zero MQ stream on a specific address?

When I make a simple request like shown in the iota workshop: https://github.com/iota-community/javascript-iota-workshop - 2.2-fetch-hello.js the newest transaction is not fetched but a random one. ...
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Could an address theoretically be signed from any seed?

A seed consists of 81 trytes. A standard address also consists of 81 trytes (I have read that it is also possible to generate longer addresses but not sure about that). Every seed can generate ...
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Are messages sent with transactions in Trinity public?

Can anyone see what the message was that I sent today to PEUTKRIYWYRJFLEPZWHKEDLSXZEDOFJKBDODKVTDKMP9C9UGGNVXWYJEWNYDWHVCUVGQHRFJPTRKANMBCYLTLUTEOY along with 1 Gi? If yes, how?
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Getting new address without index

Is there any Alternative option for getting new address without index or getaccountdata method ? please help for this
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Kerl Hash Function: why is the squeezing phase modified?

I was studying the cryptographic "evolution" of IOTA from Curl to Troika and I noticed something in Kerl hash function. Kerl is an adaptation of Keccak384 which works with trits but it introduces ...
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ZeroMQ subscription to address not working

is any of you able to subscribe to ZeroMQ with address as a topic? According to the documentation this should be possible by putting the public address as a topic in socket.subscribe(). I have no ...
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Adress reuse with zero value transactions

If I send multiple zero value transactions from address A, containing several messages to broker a deal, is it safe to (re)use that address later on for a payment (to settle the deal)?
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How does the IOTA Foundation determine if a spend is a typo or a real spend?

According to Come-From-Beyond in the emails send to DCI: The Coordinator is used as an extra protection measure. Particularly, it stores all transactions that reach it, this allows us to recover ...
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How do I generate an IOTA address from a given seed in Javascript without making an HTTP(s) requst?

In all of the ways to getNewAddress() we have to call an iri node (reference). But using the seed it is a deterministic algorith, why do I have to use and http request to do that? How do I generate ...
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What happens when I send a transaction to myself?

I used a private key to send a transaction to its corresponding public key. The transaction got confirmed after a few minutes. My balance stayed unchanged. What exactly happened between the moment ...
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Why is this message coming when I am trying to send

I am trying to send some iotas and this message keeps popping up. What am I doing wrong? How to find out which node to select in order to get transactions confirmed?
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Very high index addresses, will they limit scalability?

In Iota, addresses are defined by an incremental index from 0 to 2,147,483,647 (potentially infinite depending on the IRI implementation). For the sake of the example, let's say the last address ...
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Checking current balance via older address

I need to check if the balance on my wallet is still there without log in to it. Can I check an used address on which I deposited earlyer via explorer? Or is it possible that this address shows ...
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How is the association between a seed and its addresses implemented?

For example, how can a wallet determine what addresses correspond to a given seed (before and after a snapshot)?
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How do you find addresses with balance with the seed?

I'm trying to build a small C# client and use the C#-Api on Github. My problem is: With one seed I can generate millions of adresses. How do I find all addresses with balance when I type in my seed? ...
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Attaching an address to the tangle via the API

This is a follow-up question to What does the ATTACH TO TANGLE button do? When using the js-/Python-API, I assume that you have to specify the receive address as the target of the 0-value transaction....
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Python API - Reattaching transactions after snapshot

I have a small seed for testing using the Python API, linking to a local CarrIOTA node. The seed has only one used address. If I run get_account_data(), the balance shows as 0 since I haven't ...
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How is the association between an address and its balance implemented?

Namely, could somebody shed some light on how the following things are implemented? What are the cornerstones of the implementation? 1) A piece of software (e.g., a wallet) finds out what the current ...
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What does deterministic mean for getNewAddress

While reading the js library API, I saw this line: https://github.com/iotaledger/iota.lib.js/#getnewaddress GetNewAddress: If the index is provided, the generation of the address is not ...
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Address length requirements

If one sends a 0-value transaction to an address with less than 90 chars [A-Z9], I noticed that thetangle.org appends the address with some random characters so that it consists of exactly 90 chars. ...
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Why are MIOTA transferred to the same wallet and then do not appear anymore? [closed]

I sent 999 MIOTA to my wallet, but after they were received they were immediately transferred again to the same wallet and now the wallet is empty. Can you please explain me what happened and where my ...
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Can one send a zero value transaction from any address to any address?

Since zero value transactions do not require a signature, I assume one can send 0 value tx from any address, even if he does not own the corresponding seed. Is this assumption correct?
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Can an address be used to encrypt data?

In IOTA a private/public key is derived deterministically from the seed, security level, and an index. As far as I understand the mechanism, an address is in fact the public key. In typical ...
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What are address metadata hashes?

While reading about sweeping in the official documentation: https://iota.readme.io/v1.2.0/docs/user-deposit-address-sweeping-to-internal-exchange-addresses#section-determine-the-correct-sweep-inputs ...
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How to get iota out of an address that has already been used twice?

Is it possible to get IOTAs safely out of an address from which two or more transactions were made already? With safely I mean that there is no chance to get hacked if the third or later transaction ...
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Are all your iotas moved to the new address when pressing “generate new address” in the light wallet?

When pressing "Generate new address", under "Receive", in the light wallet are all your IOTAs moved to this new address? This is the scenario I am trying to grasp: Let's say you sent IOTAs twice from ...
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How to get the sender address from an IOTA transfer

When calling the API with iota.api.getAccountData(receiveSeed, function(e, accountData), the transfer objects I see contain a field called "address" which contains the received address. I would like ...
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How large can an address index be?

How large can an address index be? In the use case where a sensor is frequently sending transactions, an address would need to be generated for each transaction in order to keep funds secure.
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Attaching an address generated by an old version of the library?

For starters, let it be known that attaching an address to a seed is easy using the JS library: iota.api.sendTransfer(seed, 3, 14, [{"address": address, "value": 0, "message": "", "tag": ""}], ...
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Public address for charity etc [duplicate]

not sure if i understand it correctly, but to me it seems as if any address is invalidated after receiving one incoming transaction. If that is the case, is there a way to have a static, non-changing ...
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Reclaim tool confirmation

To be clear each of the hashes that are given, during the reclaim process, point to an address in a tangle explorer. This address isn't of the new seed, but actually a hash of the new seeds address ...
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How does a device get automatically the receive address from another device to send data to it?

When a device A wants to send some data to device B, how does device A know the receive address from device B? Has to be there another protocol for that purpose?
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What happens if I send money to the wrong address?

What happens if I make one mistake in the adrress where I want to send my money to? For example if I write an i instead of l inside the address. Would the money be send to that wrong addrress ...
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Reclaim transaction hash

I have just reviewed the transaction hash of the reclaim tool's process and cannot identify the address that this hash references? I understand that it should be the address at index zero for the new ...
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Which transaction do I have to reattach?

I have 5 times reattached the same transaction. All five has status pending. Does it matter which one of them I use for another reattach? Maybe this was the mistake?
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Limit on number of addresses generated for one seed

I have an application that will be generating addresses for each incoming transaction, and the number of transactions could grow quite large. Is there a maximum number of addresses that can be ...
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How are addresses calculated from the seed?

I was wondering how addresses are calculated from the seed. Specifically, I thought it was using the hash of the seed plus a nonce to create the address. But I would appreciate if someone could shed a ...
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How many addresses do I have to reattach after a snapshot?

I heard rumors about double-spending is possible after a snapshot if you don't create new addresses. Now I have 70 addresses in my actual wallet/seed. Does that mean I have to create 71 new addresses ...
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How to copy and paste Seed from passwordmanager to light wallet [duplicate]

To confuse a keylogger I don't copy and paste the whole seed into the light wallet, but only part of it and the next part I write by myself before copy and past the next part and so on. Or I write ...
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What does the `security` param for `getNewAddress` do?

When I create addresses in the API library (i.e., using getNewAddress()), there is an optional security parameter. What does this parameter do, and what values does it accept?
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From which address money is being sent if I have money on more than 1 address?

If I have 3 addresses in my seed and each address received 10 IOTAs. I guess my wallet will show 30 IOTAs. Now I send 12 IOTAs to someone. How do I know which address will be empty, which will have 8 ...
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New transaction if the last transaction is still pending

I just tried to send some IOTAs to a complete new adress in my desktop wallet. After the proof of work the Desktopwallet (2.5 4 - IRI 1.4.1.2) wrote a warning because of reusing an adress. Has this ...
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What's the difference between a private key and a seed?

What is the difference between a private key and a seed? When people talk about the "secret key", do they mean the "private key? Are they the same? What are public keys? How are they related to ...
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A receive address is made public for donations, how do I safely withdraw funds?

I have a receive address that I have given out to other people, both for payments and donations; After transferring the funds to a new address, someone has donated to the previous address. How can I ...
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Why is it insecure to use an address more than once and will/can this be mitigated in future wallets or updates? [duplicate]

Can somebody explain to me why using addresses more than once is insecure and whether this will always be an issue or can it be mitigated in wallet or software updates? Thanks.
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What is an input transaction, and what does its “address” field represent?

In the IOTA guide's The Anatomy of a Transaction the address field of the transaction is described as: address: String 81-trytes address. In case this is an output, then this is the address of the ...
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Is an IOTA address empty after sending part of the funds?

Everyone is looking at the address where 351 TIOTA are waiting to be payed out after the reclaim process. Do I understand it correct: After the first person gets their money this address should be ...
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Multi seeds or multi addresses for sensors

Just pretend that I am the owner of 100 weather sensors. Do I have to create and handle 100 seeds? I think it would be easier to create 1 seed with 100 addresses and give one to each sensor. Than I ...
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What happens to duplicate transactions that say pending, when one has confirmed?

For example, I withdrew 5 MIOTA from Bitfinex to my light wallet seed. I see 6 duplicate transactions, 1 of which went through and is reflected in my total balance, but the other 5 saying pending. ...